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The next meeting of the Forum will be in July 2014. Stay tuned for more details!

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Fish Habitat Facts

Check out the new video, "Southern California Steelhead: Against All Odds," from California Trout.


View the Winter 2013 Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships newsletter.


Check out, "More Habitat Means More Fish" from Restore America's Estuaries, which supports investing in coastlines and estuaries to support healthy habitat and strong fisheries. Both benefit businesses and industries that need healthy fisheries to survive and thrive.


Check out the PSA on the importance of fish habitat partnerships in the United States.

10 Waters to Watch

Grape Creek in the Russian River watershed in Sonoma County, California, was recognized April 30, 2013, by the National Fish Habitat Partnership as a "10 Waters for Watch." Here's the background, a press release, and a YouTube Video.

Website updated April 16, 2014.


California Fish Passage Forum

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The mission of the Fish Passage Forum is to protect and restore listed anadromous salmonid species, and other aquatic organisms, in California by promoting collaboration among public and private sectors for fish passage improvement projects and programs.

The goal of the Forum is to restore connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout the historic range of anadromous fish.

The Forum coordinates among agency programs and private sector activities to target high priority projects and to improve the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of fish passage.

Anadromous fish - salmonThe Forum seeks to:

  • Facilitate coordination and communication among agencies and other entities that may propose, review, or promulgate fish passage criteria in California.
  • Identify, assess, and prioritize fish passage barriers on public land, and to the extent practical or consistent with landowner goals, private lands.
  • Disseminate guidelines and design criteria for placement of barriers.
  • Coordinate funding mechanisms to remove fish passage barriers.
  • Promote state and federal permit coordination and streamlining.
  • Facilitate plans to monitor and evaluate fish passage restoration effectiveness to ensure accountability.
  • Work to promote state and national policy that supports fish passage.Pacific lamprey
  • Implement education and outreach activities, targeting both the general public and fish passage practitioners.